Places to See

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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Inari is widely worshipped as the Kami of prosperous trade, a bumper harvest, and as a charm for better fortune. This is the general head Shrine out of about 30,000 Shrines dedicated to Inari in the whole of Japan. On the side of Mt. Inariyama there are the torii entrance "tunnels" called Senbon torii, and the vermillion tunnels continue on and on. Large crowds turn out for the Hatsumode (first visit to the Shrine) on New Year's Day, and the Hatsuuma-sai Festival in February.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
68, Fukakusa-Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Open 365 days a year
Free (Japanese version only)
075-641-7331 075-642-2153
Manpukuji Temple
Manpukuji Temple is the Head Temple of the Buddhist Obaku sect brought over from Ming by the priest Ingen. Within the grounds are lined distinctive Ming-style temples. One variety of vegetarian cooking, Fucha, can be eaten here.
Manpukuji Temple
34, Gokasho-Sanbanwari, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
Open 365 days a year
500 yen (Japanese version only)
0774-32-3900 0774-32-6088
Ujikami Shrine
Ujikami Shrine is the oldest shrine in Japan. It is registered as a World Heritage Site.
Ujigami Shrine
59, Uji-Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
Open 365 days a year
Free -
0774-21-4634 -
Daigoji Temple
The whole of Mt. Daigoyama is part of the Daigoji Temple grounds. It is a prominent large temple in Kyoto and is the Head Temple of the Daigo school of the Shingon branch. After 60 minutes walk from Shimo-daigo area on the mountain road, you come to Kami-daigo area. There are many historic spots of note. It is known as a famous place for flower viewing. The Temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Daigoji Temple
22, Daigo-Higasi-Ojimachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
9am-5pm (Mar.-the first Sunday of Dec.)
9am-4pm (the following day of the first Sunday of Dec.-Feb.) (Admission until 30min prior to closing time)
Open 365 days a year
Sanboin: 600 yen
Shimo-daigo (Garan): 600 yen
Kami-daigo: 600 yen
Museum: 600 yen
075-571-0002 075-571-0101

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